Caption

Double 18 Lounge raises the bar on spots near UD's campus

Tim's, Timmy's, Timothy's Bar, Timothy's Pub & Grill ... call it whatever you like, but for more than 50 years it's a bar that has been a home away from home for tens of thousands of University of Dayton students. 

The history of the bar prior to 1965 is an interesting one. In the years following the end of prohibition until the early '50s, it was called the Double 18 Lounge, a reference to the address of the building. 

>> PHOTOS: A look inside Double 18 Lounge

That name, the Double 18 Lounge, has been reborn with a major second floor renovation above Timothy's. The new space has a lot to like including an impressive vintage Double 18 Neon sign that greets you as soon as you make it up the stairs. 

>> The dishes you’ll want to try this week during Restaurant Week

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Springboro High graduate subject of death investigation
  2. 2 Silencer was last piece of evidence in Pike County case
  3. 3 Cincinnati Reds interested in New York Yankees Sonny Gray
For more than 50 years, Timothy’s bar has been a home away from home for tens of thousands of University of Dayton students. Long before it was Timothy’s, it was the Double 18 Lounge. The Double 18 has been reborn with a major second-floor renovation about Timothy’s. Here’s a look inside the Double 18 Lounge. ALEXIS LARSEN/STAFF

The decor is hip and cool and a great spot to post up on the weekend with friends. The industrial lounge space has an inviting long bar featuring craft cocktails and beer that will quench your thirst. It has one of the best patios around the UD campus with a nice view from the second floor and a late-night menu featuring 10 different types of steak sliders. 

In addition to being a great late night dinner and snack destination with satisfying items like tater tots, beer battered banana peppers, giant pretzels and the aforementioned sliders, it also boasts a great Saturday brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Head there for a bloody and some satisfying brunch bar food. A sausage, cheese and egg breakfast slider ($4) can be made into a combo with two sliders and tots for $8. A breakfast bake $6 featuring tots, egg, cheese, green and red bell peppers and your choice of sausage or bacon can be topped with sausage gravy for $2. 

Bacon cake dippers ($1 each) can be added onto any meal. 

Cinnamon roll French toast ($8), a classic breakfast ($8) and skinny frittata bites ($7) are also worthy options. Wash it down with a ginger peach mimosa ($6) or watermelon basil mimosa ($6) if you want something more exotic than a Bloody Mary or a screwdriver. 

>> Gas station chicken? Yes, and it’s delicious. Where to try it.

For more than 50 years, Timothy’s bar has been a home away from home for tens of thousands of University of Dayton students. Long before it was Timothy’s, it was the Double 18 Lounge. The Double 18 has been reborn with a major second-floor renovation about Timothy’s. Here’s a look inside the Double 18 Lounge. ALEXIS LARSEN/STAFF

Double 18 Lounge has raised the bar on spots near UD's campus. This is a destination that you don't have to be a student to want to seek out. 

Contact this contributing writer at alexis.e.larsen@hotmail.com 

 

WANT TO GO?

What: Double 18 Lounge 

Where: 1818 Brown St., Dayton 

More info: 937-222-7666 or Timothysbar.com 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 27: Starting at 5 p.m. there will be a $3 Fat Tire pint special and the opportunity to play Plinko and win New Belgium Merchandise 

July 28: A Yoga Class with Laura Belle will start at 10 a.m. for $15 per person with a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa afterward. Brunch will start at 11 a.m. 

July 28: Starting at 11 a.m. there will be a Ketel One Botanicals tasting

More from Daytondailynews